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Sesame Oil Hummus

sesame oil hummus

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) will soon be upon us, and you know what that means, right?  It’s the season of eating!  The season of being offered “just a little scoop more” of this, or “just a little extra” bit of that.  And then suddenly the “little more” of everything people gave you ends up being a huge plate of food.  How does that always seem to happen?

And since the season of eating is almost upon us, it also means that people are going to start breaking out the dips.  After all, you can’t go to parties and get-togethers and live on dessert alone.  Well, change that a little…definitely could live on dessert alone throughout the holidays, but I’m guessing not everyone has the insane sweet tooth that I do.

At every get together I’ve been to in the history of ever, there is always a corner where the carrots and celery hang out, begging in tiny voices for people to eat them.  But people pass them by, instead taking a huge portion of mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and anything but the veggies.  Sometimes I take a carrot or a couple pieces of cauliflower, usually because I’ve taken waaaay too much of something else and I’m hoping that the diet gods see that I’m trying to make amends.  🙂

sesame oil hummus

But there is no reason to pass the veg by when you have a delicious dip.  And I know that sometimes dips can be a little hard on the waistline too, but this is hummus!  It’s chickpeas!  It’s protein!  So let’s have a scoop!

This hummus is a little different than the traditional kind because I’ve substituted tahini for peanut butter, and added sesame oil along with the olive oil.  Have you ever had sesame oil in hummus before?  I loooooove the nusty taste it gives it.  I could definitely eat a whole head of broccoli by myself if I had this yummy hummus to dunk it in.

Have a dippin’ good day!  🙂

sesame oil hummus

5.0 from 2 reviews
Sesame Oil Hummus
  • 1 14.5 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil, depending on your consistency preference
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • feta cheese crumbles for garnish (optional)
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. Garnish with feta cheese.


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  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen November 18, 2015, 10:16 am

    I love a good hummus, and this one sounds and looks intriguing, Amanda. Loved the addition of feta cheese.

    • Amanda November 19, 2015, 12:02 pm

      Thank you! I had feta cheese on my hummus at a restaurant once, and now I’m hooked! 😀

  • Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel November 18, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Yes!! Dips and apps are definitely the best part of the holidays! 🙂 I love the sesame oil twist on this hummus! How unique! My hubby puts sesame oil on EVERYTHING so he would love this!!

    • Amanda November 19, 2015, 12:03 pm

      Thanks so much! I LOVE sesame oil. I love finding new things to put it in.

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary November 19, 2015, 9:26 am

    Okay, so don’t judge, but I have a seriously small sweet tooth. Like I might get a craving for something sweet twice a year. I blame my chocolate allergy on this. It ruined me for life. But dips? I crave them all the time, especially hummus. I am LOVING this hummus, girlfriend! The peanut butter and sesame oil subsitutions sound delish and super creative! I have got to try this! Cheers, my dear! 🙂

    • Amanda November 19, 2015, 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much, lady! Something about peanut butter and sesame oil together always makes me super happy. I have a peanut sauce that I use for pizzas that has both too. Take care!

  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries November 19, 2015, 10:27 am

    Oh my goodness, I can only imagine how flavorful this hummus is with that sesame oil! I love the flavor of sesame oil. This is a must try! Pinned :).

    • Amanda November 19, 2015, 12:06 pm

      Thank you! The first time I had sesame oil I though “where has this been?” Haha. Now I can’t get enough.

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker November 19, 2015, 2:47 pm

    I love sesame oil’s flavor. I bet it makes an awesome hummus. Must try soon!

    • Amanda November 21, 2015, 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • annie@ciaochowbambina November 19, 2015, 4:00 pm

    That is a great idea! I love sesame oil! So adding it to an already delicious hummus takes it to the next level, for sure! This’ll bring on some very happy dipping moments!

    • Amanda November 21, 2015, 4:07 pm

      Thanks, Annie! I’ve become a little sesame oil obsessed lately. 🙂

  • Jessica @ Sweetest Menu November 19, 2015, 6:38 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea and I have a few cans of chickpeas in my cupboard right now! One of my favourite snacks, I need to try this!

    • Amanda November 21, 2015, 4:08 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. Nothing like hummus!

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